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Thread the needle

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Do you spend a lot of time at your desk and want better posture? Do you always feel stiff after playing sport or a workout? Maybe you are just fed up of someone close to you asking for a back massage all the time!

If so, this exercise can help!

It is a great way of improving your spine mobility, particularly in your mid back. It is also dynamic so can be used as a warm-up exercise for the gym!

Top tips

  1. It’s all in the legs
    Keep the weight in the legs rather than overloading your wrists.
  2. Find your push
    To come into extension and rotation, really push into your standing arm to give you some shoulder stability. It will also encourage you round a little more.
  3. Lose the wiggle
    Try to keep your hips in the centre of you rather than shifting over to one side. You can check this by looking through your arms and seeing if your thighs are vertical.
  4. Take a big breath
    Use this to expand your rib cage. This will give you more mobility in your mid back as your rib cage attaches onto your spine. Using this accessory movement, it will help you to feel looser!
  5. It’s your choice!
    How many you do is down to you. If you feel you want to do more on one side, then do! The aim is to feel more mobile afterwards and remember, we are all asymmetrical!

Education is key

These exercises are designed for us to give to our clients. If you have not seen one of our therapists and have any questions about injuries, what you have read or whether this may be useful to you, please just ask please link to a contact form which opens in the same page. We are more than happy to help anyone and point you in the right direction. Our biggest belief is that education is key. The more you understand about your injury, illness and movement, the more you are likely to improve.
If you are not sure whether this is for you, simply get in touch. We are here to help!

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